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Pioneer Place Alzheimer Residence of Tacoma

11519 24th Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98445-5138
(253) 539-3410
Fax: (253) 539-4012
Services Offered:
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    Pioneer Place Alzheimer's Residence of Tacoma is located in the Parkland / Spanaway area south of Tacoma and West of Puyallup and is easily accessible from the 512 Freeway. We are at 11519 24th Avenue East, 1 block south of the Washington State Patrol Center on the corner of 112th and 24th Avenue East. Pioneer Place specializes in caring for residents with dementia and most residents stay with us until the end of their life. Our staff is trained and has ongoing training in caring for people with dementia and special needs. Every resident room has climate control, private bathrooms with showers, call buttons for emergency assistance and hookups for telephone and television. All rooms are on the ground floor. There are no dead-end hallways in the buildings and one cannot get lost wandering. Residents are allowed to roam 24 hours a day and beverage and snacks are always available. Only access to offices, when uninhabited, and services areas are limited. Dining areas, T.V. lounges, and Activity areas are open to resident use 24 hours a day. The average resident to caregiver staffing ration is 8 to 1 depending on actual staffing needs. Some staff members care for 4 residents. Activity programs are conducted both in groups and individual settings dependent on the resident’s abilities. Activities include tailored exercise programs.
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 24 hours a day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Adult day care
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Tendency to fall
    Staff certifications and training:
    Caregiver Dementia Specialty Training, certification required Fundamentals of Care Giving, certification required Caregiver Mental Health Specialty Training, certification required CPR, annual First Aid, annual
    Memory Care
    The entire facility is dedicated to the care of Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers.
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    Residents who become a physical or verbal danger to self or others per Washington State Administrative Code. Residents who's health is not stable or predictable unless on hospice care per Washington State Administrative Code
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    Pioneer Place Alzheimer's Residence of Tacoma specializes in caring for people with dementia. Activities and exercise programs are tailored to the residents abilities. All assistance with the activities of daily living are tailored to meet the residents special needs. Assistance runs the gamut from supervision to total care.
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Smoking accommodations are provided
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    Fully fenced and gated facility
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private telephone line
    Wheel-in shower
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 62
    Dietary Options
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Guest dining
    Laundry room(s)
    Maintenance director
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Protestant Services weekly Catholic Service weekly
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Buy-in fee required
    Buy-in fee amount: $500
    WA Boarding Home
    License No. 1293
    Issued by Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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